Idiom of the Week: Hold Your Horses


Meaning: To wait; to be patient. Usually said as a command.


A: “Let’s go!”     B: “Hold your horses! I still need to take a shower.”

The teacher told everyone to hold their horses after he passed out the exam because he still had a few important instructions to give.

A: “Will you marry me?”     B: “It’s only our first date! Hold your horses!”


Pop Quiz:

Someone might tell you to hold your horses if…

A. You forget to bring your cell phone to school.

B. You sit quietly in a hospital waiting area until your name is called.

C. You enter the bathroom before the custodian is finished cleaning it.

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The correct answer is C. Even if you can’t wait any longer, you should still “hold your horses” until the custodian is finished cleaning the bathroom.

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2 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Hold Your Horses

  1. This is Michael Hunter’s favorite idiom .Since 2009 I come to this school , He love to say “hold your horse”.Also “hold on” and ” a piece of cake”.

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